Category Archives: Yarn Crawl


Yarn Crawl Prize Winners @ t w i s t

Whew!
Thank you, thank you to the crush of crawlers who visited t w i s t during the LA Yarn Crawl!  This past weekend was a whirlwind of smiles, laughter & squeals of delight!

As you can see with these before, during & after photos…
a fun time was had by all and most of our yarns and kits are now in new homes 

so… t w i s t will be closed this week…catching up on some much needed sleep…and of course, we’ll soon be back designing new yarns and creating new kits!

If you are planning a special trip, please be sure to check for our up-to-date open hours.

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday Evening!

LA Yarn Crawl Sponsor Prize Basket @ t w i s t  Winner: Cathy Babbitt

4- Daily Winners of the Atenti Hand Crafted Project Tote
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a skein of Hand Dyed t w i s t  TUFF + market bag pattern:

Aqua Tapestry Tote Winner: Kelly Carroll
Big Floral Tote Winner: Stasie Dear
Red + Black Floral Tote Winner: Joanne Nakai
Llama Tote Winner: Mallory Sheldon

$100  t w i s t  Gift Certificate Winner: Regina Gould

Many, many thanks once again
to each and every one of you who visited t w i s t during the Yarn Crawl!

(winners have been notified via email)

Just a reminder: t w i s t will be closed this week…I’ll be catching up on some much needed sleep…and of course, we’ll soon be back designing new yarns and creating new kits!

310. 374.7810

Prizes + New Yarn? Yes! Join us fo rthe LA Yarn Crawl @ t w i s t

t w i s t  Bamboo Blend
new colors dyed by hand
Yarn Crawl discount: 10% off
+ FREE ‘Twisted Rose’ Knit pattern


t w i s t  Bamboo Blend
new colors dyed by hand
Yarn Crawl discount: 10% off
FREE ‘t w i s t Gardens’ Crochet pattern

 

t w i s t  Bamboo Blend
new colors dyed by hand
Yarn Crawl discount: 10% off
FREE ‘Transitional t w i s t’ pattern w / 2 skein purchase of our exclusive  t w i s t Bamboo

 

  t w i s t  OPEN Hours April 19 – 22
 

  • YARN CRAWL EXTENDED OPEN HOURS!!
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Thursday
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Friday
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Saturday
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Sunday

NOTE: after the Yarn Crawl, t w i s t will be closed for a week +
If you are planning a special trip, please be sure to check for our up-to-date open hours.

Fresh-from-the-Dye Pots
New. New. New. Colors dyed by hand
Confetti Color @ t w i s t

 

t w i s t confetti
new colors + fav’s dyed by hand
hi-twist merino = superb stitch definition


new Confetti colors dyed by hand @ t w i s t

t w i s t BLISS
20% Cashmere
what’s not to love?
new colors dyed by hand @ t w i s t


t w i s t TUFF
new colors dyed by hand
hi-performance nylon
the perfect yarn for market bags & totes!

 

subtle + refined.
intriguing + different
complex + bold
we’ve got your color @ t w i s t !

 

t w i s t Heavenly
colors dyed by hand
merino + cashmere fingering with a hint of nylon
NEW colors + more shop fav’s back in stock just in time for the Yarn Crawl!

 

Malabrigo Color Block + Gradient Kits are back in stock ~
1050 yards!
hand dyed merino worsted
$58.

*** over 400 colors in Malabrigo now in stock @ t w i s t !
click link to view all in stock colors here: http://twistyarns.com/store/yarn-malabrigo?viewall=1

YARN CRAWL 2018
PRIZES, FREE Patterns + 10% Feature YARN Discount 

 

Feeling Lucky?
Visit  t w i s t  anytime during the Crawl for your chance to Win !!!

WIN a $100  t w i s t  GIFT CERTIFICATE !!!

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a FREE skein of our exclusive Hand Dyed TwistTUFF +
HandCrafted Project Tote !

 

LA YARN CRAWL SPONSOR PRIZE BASKETS!
Every shop on the Crawl will have a huge Prize Basket filled with yarny-goodness from the generous Yarn Crawl Sponsors! Visit t w i s t during the Crawl and you might be the Lucky Winner!

 

YARN CRAWL 2018
April 19 – 22
t w i s t
will be OPEN Thursday thru Sunday 10am – 6pm


Print your PASSPORT !
link: 
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0674/9919/files/LAYC_2018_Passport_FA.pdf?13475468514875101117


310. 374.7810

  t w i s t  OPEN Hours April 19 – 22
 

  • YARN CRAWL EXTENDED OPEN HOURS!!
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Thursday
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Friday
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Saturday
  • OPEN       10 – 6+     Sunday
NOTE: after the Yarn Crawl, t w i s t will be closed for a week +
If you are planning a special trip, please be sure to check for our up-to-date open hours.

t w i s t TUFF…New Hand Dyed Colors!

We’ve been busy stocking up for the Yarn Crawl…
the shop is already bursting with new color!

t w i s t TUFF
hi-performance nylon…
strong, durable and hand dyed!
perfect for market bags + totes

t w i s t TUFF

hand dyed.
new colors now in stock!

 

  t w i s t  is OPEN 

  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Wednesday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Thursday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Friday
  • OPEN      11   –   5+   Saturday
  • OPEN        12 – 4+     Sunday

 

t w i s t TUFF

Free Market Bag Pattern with TUFF purchase

YARN CRAWL 2018
April 19 – 22
During the Crawl…t w i s t
will be OPEN Thursday thru Sunday 10am – 6pm

2018 TOTES  
Pre-Order your Tote!   (limited quantities)
Order Online: http://twistyarns.com/store/bags-and-totes-yarn-crawl-tote-2018/dp/8241
email me: cathy@twistyarns.com
or visit the shop!
$12 


Print your PASSPORT !
link: 
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0674/9919/files/LAYC_2018_Passport_FA.pdf?13475468514875101117

Love Malabrigo? New Colors @ t w i s t !

Aniversario  Click on name or photo to purchase!

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Malabrigo Lace
The New 2018 Colors have just arrived ~

         
Nomeolvides  Click to purchase           Camaleon  Click to purchase 
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    t w i s t  is OPEN Wednesday thru Saturday this week 

  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Wednesday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Thursday
  • OPEN       12 – 4+     Friday
  • OPEN      11   –   5+   Saturday
  • CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY, April 1

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Zarzamora  Click to purchase              Cian  Click to purchase 

Over 75 hand dyed colors now in stock @ t w i s t !
Click this link to see them all!
470 yards
$8.80

        
Cereza  Click  to purchase                       Sabiduria  Click on photo to purchase 

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100% Baby Merino
Ultra- soft
Single Ply
US 1 – US 8 !

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English Rose Click  to purchase             Diana  Click on photo to purchase 

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Cirrus Grey  Click to purchase              Hojas  Click on photo to purchase 

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Zinc  Click to purchase                             Plomo  Click on photo to purchase 

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Beautifully Simple  
Scarf / Cowl / Wrap

Free pattern with 2 skein purchase
US 6, 7 or 8 !

Malabrigo Lace Colors @ t w i s t → http://twistyarns.com/store/yarn-malabrigo-lace?viewall=1

Purchasing Online?
In the comments section at checkout, write ‘Beautifully Simple’ and we will send the pattern with your yarns 🙂

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YARN CRAWL 2018
April 19 – 22
During the Crawl…t w i s t 
will be OPEN Thursday thru Sunday 10am – 6pm

2018 TOTES  
Pre-Order your Tote!   (limited quantities)
Order Online: http://twistyarns.com/store/bags-and-totes-yarn-crawl-tote-2018/dp/8237
email me: cathy@twistyarns.com
or visit the shop!
$12 


Print your PASSPORT !
link: 
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0674/9919/files/LAYC_2018_Passport_FA.pdf?13475468514875101117

Hooray… It’s Yarn Crawl Time!

The Twist cubbies, bowls, baskets and tables are overflowing…with new yarns 🙂
twist TANGLES-MELANGE
NEW Hand Crafted Yarn 

Silk, Linen and Cotton…simply natural fibers & exquisite textures …


10% discount during the LA Yarn Crawl!

FREE ‘Tangles’ Knit Pattern during the LA Yarn Crawl

FREE ‘Tangles’ Crochet Pattern during the LA Yarn Crawl

A New twist COLOR for YARN CRAWL 2015

CINDERELLA Blue
dusted with a hint of lilac

Hand Dyed 

Bliss
Bamboo Sock
Glimmer 
with Faerie Dust Sparkles
Whisper Lace

YARN FRESH FROM THE DYEPOT

with a hint of cashmere…Heavenly
with a bit of the sea…Mermaid
with the heat of the desert…Sahara

and…

Malabrigo’s NEWEST YARN…

MECHITA

@
twist!

(not all colors are in stock at this time)

The LA Yarn Crawl starts tomorrow!

ThursdayFridaySaturday & Sunday
March 26-29

twist will be Open 10-6+ 

twist Yarn Crawl Special Give-a-way!

A GIFT for YOU! (while supplies last)
Receive a FREE twist Herbal SACHET with any purchase.

100% Natural Herbal Moth Repellent blend. Handcrafted and available only @twist !

Prizes? Oh, yes…there will be prizes!

Feeling Lucky?
Would you like a chance to win FREE twist YARN?!

Four Lucky twist visitors will win:
twist Daily Prizes! Each day, one lucky crawler will win a skein of our exclusive hand dyed twist Yarn AND one of our Hand Felted Tote Bags!

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
$100 twist GIFT CERTIFICATE! 
Visit twist anytime during the 2015 Yarn Crawl and
enter the drawing to win the 2015 Gift Certificate

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
YARN CRAWL Prize BASKET @ twist!
FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH YARNY-GOODNESS
FROM THE GENEROUS YARN CRAWL SPONSORS

(Enter the drawing for a chance to win when you visit Twist during the LA Yarn Crawl…
Winners will be announced after the Yarn Crawl…No purchase necessary)

Helpful YarnCrawl LA Links…

1. Get your Passport:
Here’s a link to print your LAYC passport:
Remember to print your passport in advance, collect the yarn shop stamps and leave your passport at the last shop you visit
to be eligible for the Yarn Crawl Sponsors Prize

2. Special Events
One of the best things about the LA Yarn Crawl (March 26-29) is all the fun things happening at each of the stores.  Trunk shows, demos, yarn tastings, meet & greets, special colors, and more.  Check out some of the Special Events! 

3. Plan your Crawl:
Need help figuring out how to get from store to store?
Here’s a Google Map of all the Participating Yarn Shops:  Enjoy! Let us know which route you are are planning on taking over in the LAYC Ravelry Group!

4. Get the YCLA Newsletter
Sign up for the Crawl Newsletter for LAYC updates, info and Special Events!

twist will be Open 10-6+ (during the Crawl)

New Yarns & LA Yarn Crawl…Prizes & Give-a-ways!

Cinderella…100% Recycled Silk Ribbon…One-of-a-kind Colors…Now in stock.

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Cotton Lace in Long Gradations & New Colors, now in stock!

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The LA Yarn Crawl is NEXT WEEK!  
ThursdayFridaySaturday & Sunday
March 26-29

twist will be Open 10-6+ 

Prizes? Oh, yes…there will be prizes!

Feeling Lucky?
Would you like a chance to win FREE twist YARN?!

Four Lucky twist visitors will win:
twist Daily Prizes! Each day, one lucky crawler will win a skein of our exclusive hand dyed twist Yarn AND one of our Hand Felted Tote Bags!

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
$100 twist GIFT CERTIFICATE! 
Visit twist anytime during the 2015 Yarn Crawl and
enter the drawing to win the 2015 Gift Certificate

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
YARN CRAWL Prize BASKET @ twist!
FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH YARNY-GOODNESS
FROM THE GENEROUS YARN CRAWL SPONSORS

(Visit Twist anytime during the yarn crawl and enter the drawing for a chance to win…Winners will be announced after the Yarn Crawl…No purchase necessary)

Yarn Crawl Special Give-a-way!

A GIFT for YOU! (while supplies last)
Receive a FREE twist Herbal SACHET with any purchase.

100% Natural Herbal Moth Repellent blend. Handcrafted and available only @twist !

Helpful LA YarnCrawl Links…

1. Get your Passport:
Here’s a link to print your LAYC passport:
Remember to print your passport in advance, collect the yarn shop stamps and leave your passport at the last shop you visit
to be eligible for the Yarn Crawl Sponsors Prize

2. Special Events
One of the best things about the LA Yarn Crawl (March 26-29) is all the fun things happening at each of the stores.  Trunk shows, demos, yarn tastings, meet & greets, special colors, and more.  Check out some of the Special Events! 

3. Plan your Crawl:
Need help figuring out how to get from store to store?
Here’s a Google Map of all the Participating Yarn Shops:  Enjoy! Let us know which route you are are planning on taking over in the LAYC Ravelry Group!

4. Get the YCLA Newsletter
Sign up for the Crawl Newsletter for LAYC updates, info and Special Events!

Pick up your Tote!
If you pre-ordered your tote, you may pick it up anytime.
  Quantities are LIMITED!
This years’ tote was designed especially for collecting all the yarn shop pins!  Each yarn store has a circle on the bag to put their button.  There is a legend, that will be on the passport and the website, to help you find the stores on the map. Visit all theYarn Crawl stores to fill up your tote bags with all the buttons!

If you want to purchase your tote from twist 
please call (310)374-7810 (they are going fast!)
or contact another participating yarn shop
(Note: Totes will not be sold online this year)

twist will be Open 10-6+ (during the Crawl)

Anzula Yarns Trunk Show… The LA Yarn Crawl Totes & Info!

Anzula Yarns Trunk Show @ twist this Friday, March 13 from 1-4

Exquisite yarns that will entice you to touch, squeeze, fondle and sigh…

The creative gals from Anzula will arrive with their vintage suitcases
filled to the brim with their stunning hand dyed yarns and fibers
(yes, the yarns will be available for your immediate gratification!)
They’ll be bringing sample knits and unique patterns for both knit & crochet.

Anzula yarns are made from the most luxurious fibers in the world like cashmere, camel, silk, linen, SeaCell, alpaca, yak, and milk protein…

You may have already seen some of their wonderful yarns here @ twist
and this friday will be your chance to see a variety of their yarns…
Perfect for your next project!

Special Orders
If you don’t see the yarn, color and quantity you are looking for…
we’ll gladly Special Order whatever you need/want/desire 🙂
(You’ll just have to be a little bit patient while the Anzula gals hand dye the yarn just for you!)

These are Yarns sure to inspire!
You are invited to join us this Friday afternoon from 1-4
for new yarns, chocolates and tea!

The LA Yarn Crawl is only 2 weeks away!
March 26-29

Have you pre-ordered your Tote yet?

Quantities are LIMITED and only available by pre-ordering!
This years’ tote was designed especially for collecting all the yarn shop pins!

If you want to purchase your tote from twist 
please call (310)374-7810 (they are going fast!)
or contact another participating yarn shop
(Note: Totes will not be sold online this year)

Here’s a Google Map of all the Participating Yarn Shops:

Here’s a link to print your LAYC passport:
Remember to print your passport in advance, collect the yarn shop stamps and leave your passport at the last shop you visit
to be eligible for the Yarn Crawl Sponsors Prize

Sign up for the Crawl Newsletter for LAYC updates!

Prizes? Oh, yes…there will be prizes!

Feeling Lucky?
Would you like a chance to win FREE twist YARN?!

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
$100 twist GIFT CERTIFICATE! 
Visit twist anytime during the 2015 Yarn Crawl and
enter to win the 2015 Gift Certificate

Four Lucky twist visitors will win:
twist Daily Prizes: Each day, one lucky crawler will win a skein of our exclusive hand dyed twist Yarn AND one of our Hand Felted Tote Bags!

One Lucky twist visitor will win:
YARN CRAWL Prize BASKET @ Twist
FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH YARNY-GOODNESS
FROM THE GENEROUS YARN CRAWL SPONSORS

(Winners will be announced after the Yarn Crawl…no purchase necessary)

Yarn Crawl Special!

A GIFT for YOU! (while supplies last)
Receive a FREE twist Herbal SACHET with any purchase.
This 100% Natural Herbal Moth Repellent blend is handcrafted and available only @twist !

During the Crawl (March 26-29), twist will be open 10-6+ (Thursday – Sunday)

Beads…Summer Yarns & June Classes

beads & yarn copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect Embellishment. Exquisite Glass Beads are now available @Twist

Brilliant colors coordinated with our yarns…

 

 

Light Summer Sport Weight Yarns

 Hand Dyed in Subtle Semi-Solids
& Complex Multi-Colors

 Perfect Summer Travel Projects-
Knit with just 1-skein

 

Linen Cotton Twist
Jumbo 650 Yard Skeins

Our textured thick ‘n thin
Linen Wrapped Cotton

Free Sweater Pattern Info
Most sizes Knit with just 2 of our Jumbo Skeins!

(650 yards=$24.95/skein)

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TwistTech’s & Class Dates

TwistTech are quick and informative 60+ minute sessions.
In just an hour or so, you can learn techniques and stitches
that will help you expand your repertoire of knitting and crochet skills…

TwistTech are designed to help you continue to learn and grow with your craft…
one stitch, one technique, one hour at a time!

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Swatching for Gauge   with Monika

Do your knitted projects fit?  Do they hang nicely and flatter the wearer?
Gauge is an important part of successful knitting.  Gauge impacts fit, fabric drape and appearance.  It helps assure that you get the accessory or garment you want.
Once you know how to use your gauge swatch, you are liberated from some of the constraints of commercial patterns or free to create your own patterns.
This class is about how to measure your swatch for an accurate gauge, make simple adjustments to patterns if your gauge differs slightly, and the effect different pattern stitches may have on gauge and drape.  We will also touch how fiber characteristics, and yarn substitutions can impact your finished project…

In this class you will learn:
The following techniques will be covered to help you use gauge to your advantage: 
–  How to create, measure and calculate your gauge swatch
–   What to do when your gauge doesn’t match the pattern
–    Evaluate fabric drape / hand
–    Yarn substitutions – or why can’t I go from linen to silk?

What You Need to Know:  (Prerequisites)
–    Basic knitting skills including:

–      Cast on & Bind off
–      Garter Stitch
–      Stockinette Stitch

Sunday, June 29   2:00 – 4:00
Class fee: $20    + yarn for your project purchased@Twist
Click for more  Class Information

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FUNdamentals of Crochet   with Rita

If you are a beginner who wants to learn how to crochet,
or someone who wants
 
to improve or refresh their skills, this class is designed for you! 
Learn the basic stitches and techniques to create a multitude of simple crochet projects, starting
with a beautiful washcloth design…“Snowdrops”.

Sunday, June 22    1:30 – 3
Class fee: $18   + yarn for your project purchased@Twist
Click for more  Class Information

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.  REGISTER NOW

contact us: http://www.twistyarns.com/contact/

e-mail : cathy@twistYARNS.com

or call the shop 310.374.7810

Twist’s Yarn Crawl Winners…Yarns & Classes

A Special Thanks

to all of you who visited Twist

during the LA Yarn Crawl
it was wonderful to see so many
familiar friendly faces
and we are thrilled to have met
so many of you new to Twist!

We look forward to seeing what your new yarns become 🙂

Congratulations 
Twist Yarn Crawl Winners!

$100 Twist Gift Certificates
&
Hand Felted Totes w/ Flowers
:
Thursday- Patte E.
Friday- Marilyn B.
Saturday- Mary T.
Sunday- Nancy W.
(Winners received e-mails last week)


Yarn Crawl Basket @Twist WINNER: Jihi M.

Shimmering Silk & SeaCell Lace. Light. Airy. Supple.

Just in time for a Spring/Summer Eve’s Wrap

Heavenly. Soft. Cashmere Merino Blend. Machine Washable. Fingering.

 

Would you like Fresh-In-The-Moment Information on what’s Happening @Twist?

Like Us on FaceBook
https://www.facebook.com/twistYARN?ref=hl

Get the Latest
Up-to-Date Info on the TwistYARNSBlog
http://www.twistyarns.com/blog/
SHARE Your Projects: Twist Ravelry Group

SHARE Your Projects: TwistYARNSgroup on FaceBook

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Classes & Knit-a-long  (April ~ May)
L’Enveloppe   designed by Sally Melville
~ Knitting University : (hints, tips & help in the project of your choice!) 

Top Down Sweater KAL

 

Please scroll down for class details…

or

Register Now! 

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L’Enveloppe with Chinda
Sally Melville’s creatively designed and asymmetric L’Enveloppe draws admiring glances and compliments (even from non-knitters!) wherever it goes.  A cross between a shrug, a wrap, and a sweater, it’s an addictive little knit that’s easy and fun to wear.

 

In this class you will learn how to:

–       Work a crochet cast-on

–       Work a simple version of short rows

–       Sew a decorative seam

–       Pick up stitches to work a short-row “sleeve”

What You Need to Know:  (prerequisites) –

 

–       How to work in seed stitch (or garter, if you prefer)

–       How to bind off

NOTE: There is Homework before Class!
(Do not wait until the last minute!)

 

1) Well before the first class session, purchase and download a copy of Sally Melville’s L’Enveloppe pattern.

Ravelry Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lenveloppe 

Bring to class either an electronic or a paper copy of the pattern.

2) Knitting Homework: Make a gauge swatch in seed or garter stitch with Fluff or Fingering Yarn held double, then wash, block it flat, and hang it for a couple days.  Then measure gauge.  Gauge should be 13, 14, 15, or 16 stitches over 4 inches in your preferred stitch pattern (seed or garter).  If it isn’t, change needle sizes and try again.  If you do not have time to follow these instructions for a gauge swatch, just be aware that your finished garment may not be exactly the size you had hoped it would be…but it should fit somebody.

In between class sessions, there will be a lot of knitting to do at home.  Please make sure that you’ll have time to do it.

Note: This class is not for the very beginning knitter.  Advanced beginners should be OK.

Sunday Afternoons  1pm – 3pm

May 4, 18 and June 1

Class Fee: $65. + yarn for your project purchased@Twist

Knitting University with Janet

Knittin U

Knitting  ”University” is ideal for the confident beginner as well as the more experienced knitter.

In this class, you get to work on the project of your choice while picking up new, helpful knitting information and tips each week. Janet will be on hand to guide each student with their individual project from the beginning.  Each class starts with an informative presentation or demonstration of a particular knitting operation or knitting trick. An example of things that may be covered are: the different types of increases and decreases or how to work a suspended bind off.  You never know what you will learn in this class unless you are there. This will be an on going class that will be offered every month in 3 week sessions. Each session is 2 hours long. If you enjoyed the class, after the first 3 week session, you can sign up again for another 3 weeks, or month after month, as long as you like, as the information presented each time will be something new.  This class is definitely for you
if you enjoy the camaraderie of social knitting, want to improve your knitting skills, learn something new and work on a project that you feel you may need a bit of an assist with.

In this class you will learn:

Tips & tricks to help you move forward on your project

How to make jogless stripes when knitting in the round

How to make i-cord

How to work duplicate stitch

Learn about yarn weight and substitution

 

Each week, there will be something new to learn!

What You Need to Know:

Confidently cast on

Confidently knit & purl

 

Please note the following:  Janet will work with each student as the need or question requires…

sometimes, a bit of patience is requested…knowing that Janet will be there to assist you :-)

 

Due to time limitations, this is not a class where you can bring a project that you have not worked on for a long time and/or don’t know where you are in the pattern, etc. For projects requiring extra attention, Twist offers Private Lessons with one of our expert knitters.  If you are interested in joining, Knitting U, but need some help getting back up to speed on your project…please call the shop to schedule an appointment.  We are here to help!

Saturday, May 17, 24 & 31    11:30 – 1:30

Class fee: $75 + yarn for your project purchased@Twist

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You are invited to join us for a Knit-A-Long with Monika!

Amiga by Mags Kandis

a simple, casual cardigan, knit top down…

To quote Mags, the Amiga is intended to be “a little something to protect us from chills.”  The pattern is written for sport weight yarn on size US8 needles and comes in sizes from XS through 3X.  We’ve knit it with Alpaca Twist for a wonderfully soft garment with a nice drape.

It is knit flat, with a front border band that is picked up and knit in stockinette stitch after the body of the sweater is finished.  The sleeves are picked up from live stitches and knit in the round.  The pattern is shown as a cardigan, but if you don’t knit the sleeves, it makes a great vest with drop shoulders.

Come join your fellow knitters for fun and encouragement as we all work along on the same project! Monika Riggs, a member of the twist team, will be knitting along and be there to offer moral support.  We’ll also show a couple of alternate stitch patterns that could be used for the front band.

Please Note: This is a knit-a-long, not a class, so there will be no formal instruction.
You should be able to do the following without supervision:  Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, calculate a gauge swatch, make increases using KFB (knit in front and back), pick up stitches, and have some experience knitting in the round.  If you want to knit this sweater but don’t know some of the prerequisite techniques, you can call the shop to schedule a Private Lesson before the Knit-a-long begins.

Our first meeting will be on May 4, from 1 pm to 3 pm.  You can check out the pattern, try on the sample, choose the size you want to make, select and wind your yarn, and, if time permits, knit the gauge swatch and cast on – or you can do that in advance and just come and knit.  After that, we’ll be meeting to knit on our cardigans from 1 pm to 3 pm on the following Sundays…

3rd AmigaKAL will be: May 4, 18, 25 and a last gathering on June 1

Fee: * FREE! (*Yarn for your sweater must be purchased @Twist)

Seating is limited and reservations are required. 

 

 

contact us: http://www.twistyarns.com/contact/

e-mail : cathy@twistYARNS.com

or call the shop 310.374.7810

 

Space is limited –  Reservations are required for both the FREE Basic Sessions
and the FREE Knit-A-Long.

Payment in full is required to reserve all other classes. 

Please note the prerequisites (what you need to know!) for each class.

  So that we can keep our class prices reasonable, class projects are required to be with yarnpurchased @ twist

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Class Fees are Refundable up to 1 week prior to class.
After that, Fees are Non-refundable, unless we can fill your spot from a wait-list
(…and we will try!)

NOTE:

The teachers reserve the right to cancel/reschedule a class if minimum enrollment is not met.

 

 if you would like to be wait-listed for classes that are full, or notified when the next class is scheduled…please let us know.

 

 

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LA Yarn Crawl & Fresh Hand Dyed Yarn !

Hand Dyed Lace. Rich & Vibrant Color. Machine Washable.

 

 

This week, August 3-6, is the La Yarn Crawl.

Twist will have extended open hours

Here’s a sneak peak at some of a few of our Fresh New Yarns

Twist Bliss

Bliss. Hand Dyed Cashmere Blend. Washable. Fingering/Sock

 

Twist Bamboo Sock copy

Bamboo Sock. Hand Dyed. Sand-Washed Texture.

 

Hand Dyed Tencel

Tencel. Made from Wood Pulp. Shimmery like Silk…with the breathability of Cotton.

 

Silk & Yak Lace

Yak & Silk. Lace. Lusterous Cloud-like warmth.

 

 

Alpaca Twist Sweater & Leather Cuff Leather Cuffs & Wraps for your special scarves & shawls.  Hand Crafted exclusively for Twist.

Sweater is Knit with 2 skeins = $60. (yes, that’s correct!) our Alpaca Twist. Jumbo Skeins 595 yds.

All Natural. No Dyes. Cashmere Soft…Truly.

 

 

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When you visit Twist during the LA Yarn Crawl this week (April 3-6) we will be giving away four $100. Twist Gift Certificates & our exclusive Hand Felted Floral Project Totes(one for each day of the crawl!)

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Be sure to drop off your name & e-mail…You just might be one of our lucky winners! (winners will be announced after the crawl…no purchase necessary)

 

Lace Wall w felted totes

TWIST YARNS… Stocked & Ready for the Crawl  

Special Hours  April 2 – 6 (this week only)

April 2, Wednesday 12 – 6+    (Yes! All the new yarns and colors are now available…)

We will have Extended Open Hours during the LA Yarn Crawl this week!

April 3 Thursday 10-7

April 4, Friday  10-7

April 5, Saturday 10-6+

April 6, Sunday 10-6+

(310) 374-7810

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After the LA Yarn Crawl, Twist will be closed for a few days…we will be busy designing new Twist Yarns and new exclusive Twist Colors…